I saw this post on making your own peppermint extract on the blog Mexican Wildflower. I've been smacking my hand on my forehead ever since because I can't believe I didn't think of this myself! I mean, I've made vanilla extract before, why not peppermint as well?
I have a whole bunch of mint in a large pot near my garden. Mint is invasive, so it needs to be contained, or you will very quickly become a mint farmer. I picked a whole bunch (maybe 1/3 cup), washed it, "bruised" it a bit, then shoved it in to the vodka bottle using a chop stick.
Let this sit and marinate for 4-6 weeks.
Even though I don't drink, I think I'm going to welcome a small splash of this in my homemade hot cocoa.
|This is how the world would look if you drank too much peppermint extract|
Labels: Desserts, Homemade holidays, Homemade seasonings/Condiments